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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 20, 2011 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A first time tape/LP/8-track/CD/live? TDIH

Depends on how you define it. First exposure, or first time you "got it". As I've documented here before, those two events were entirely seperate. I don't even remember hearing them for the first time, or what show it might have been. I do know that while I really dug the music, it didn't knock me over. That event took place in a dorm room at Lehigh U on a late fall afternoon in 1984 with a tape brought back by a friend from the still fresh Augusta shows. I can still recall the feelings that swept over me as the Dew enveloped my very being. Was it the music? The now smoldering embers in the wooden pipe? A combination? All I know is that from then on it seemed as if the way I perceived ALL music changed. I felt myself now focusing on much more then just the notes, but instead on the feelings behind them, be it Carlos in "Song of the Wind" from Caravanserai, or Miles in "Kind of Blue". Jerry opened those floodgates that day and my wife will never forgive him.

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Poster: mklsgl Date: Sep 20, 2011 10:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A first time tape/LP/8-track/CD/live? TDIH

Mid-1970s radio, WMMR, Philadelphia, "Anita in the Morning" (she was married to Warren Zevon, I think): "Wake Up Dead Heads!" and either "Truckin'" or "Casey Jones" or one of the radio-friendly tunes roused the Phila. faithful at 7am.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Sep 20, 2011 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A first time tape/LP/8-track/CD/live? TDIH

Very familiar with WMMR, great station.. I lived in Cherry Hill in the Mid 90s. Great station, but I like WXPN better,
especially since they hosted the singer/song writer weekends
at Penns Landing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WXPN.
Thanks for your response :)

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Sep 20, 2011 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A first time tape/LP/8-track/CD/live? TDIH

I have stated this before as well but got into the Dead in HS a little bit, my HS years were 86-90. While I liked Touch of grey and some of the stuff you heard on the radio (which was minimal at best), it was not until my frosh year in college that a buddy gave me a 1st gen SBD copy of the 4/29/71 Fillmore show and after that it was all she wrote and while I grew up in the late Brent/Hornsby/Vince era, i started trading as much as I could for that era sound and bought as many live CD's as I could. That fall of 90 and that 71 board was it for me!

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Sep 20, 2011 10:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A first time tape/LP/8-track/CD/live? TDIH

Could not agree more about exposure and "got it"

Funny thing is until you get it - you don't know what it is

Some people it takes a long time and many shows to get it
Others get it quicker
Some never get it at all

True enough but I figure this would spur some funny responces like only this place can

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 20, 2011 11:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A first time tape/LP/8-track/CD/live? TDIH

Also, different folks "get it" in different ways. While some may be blown away by a 67 Viola Lee, others may be flattended by a 81 Shakedown. Thats why I put no judgement on folks for what period, or shows, they happen to like. I don't think any of us would take the time to mingle with the assortment of freaks assembled here if they didn't "get it".
Mama Ragetti: "I find you disgusting"
Grandpa Gustafson: "Just as long as you find me, my dear"

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Poster: craven714 Date: Sep 20, 2011 11:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A first time tape/LP/8-track/CD/live? TDIH

You know I always value your input SDH.
I never thought of it that way. I just
"got it" as soon as I heard it. Thats a very interesting concept on your part. I guess there were many different doors that opened for me after the initial 'wow' factor,
as you point out. But for me, it was like a drug. I just
had to have more. And luckily, there was PLENTY more out
there. I understand your view now: Listen and get it, and
then get it and GOT IT!